Hello August- you were here and gone before I could blink! Life is busy, busy, busy right now so this is a much shorter, non-graded version of my normal monthly review. Some areas were better than others but this was the best month I ever had racing! This has been a summer full of PR’s, great races and challenges to overcome. I am now well into half-marathon training with my first post-injury half only 2 weeks away. This week I have been resting my shins and this weekend I have 9 miles on deck. As for August…well, good-bye summer and hello fall
Swimming: 7200 meters total. Most of this was actually in races- I only actually made it to the gym a few times this month.
Biking: 61.9 miles. Much less than July, but still really good. Plus, my bike is improving with every training ride and every race so I still consider it a success.
Running: 23.4 running and 11.5 walking. Great mileage and the best post-injury!
Strength: 2 hours and 10 minutes. Normally this would not be enough for me, but considering how insane August was, I feel good about it. And I have been rocking the HCC exercises so that is a plus too!
And a Meme-
Current Book: Little Bee. Really tough read but I am loving ever page. I started it down the shore and will finish it tonight. I read fanatically by the pool and on the beach- I have eight books down the shore- and I plan to so a big book review so stay tuned!
Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Between moving and vacation, everything I eat is shameful these days!
Current Colors: Fall is in
Current Obsessions: WILDWOOD ♥
Current Drink: Arizona Diet Green Tea and water
Current Song: I have been really jamming out to old school rap- my all time favorite CD had been on constantly- Chronic 2001. Also diggin the new Eminem, which is a close second in the favorite line up.
Current Wish-List: to be moved in and relaxed!
Current Need: Wildwood sunshine
Current Triumph: Have you seen my race reports- this summer was all triumphant
Current Bane of my Existence: Still the damn shins!
Current Goal: Get all settled in my new place before losing my mind.
Current Blessing: Having the pleasure of spending three weekends in Wildwood. Many people go without vacations despite them being well-deserved. I know how truly lucky I am to have a vacation.
Current Excitement: So much- two more weekends in Wildwood, being moved in, PDR 1/2 weekend, Warrior Dash, Colorado…lots to look forward to!
Hope you are all well- I know I have been in and out but I am thinking of you all and wishing you amazing training and race vibes